Chipata

 

The Hotel

Protea Hotel Chipata is located on the outskirts of Chipata town. This new addition to the Protea Hotels Zambia portfolio has been recently constructed on Umodzi Highway; the entrance to Chipata town from Katete, three hours drive from South Luangwa National Park and only 15km from the Malawi border and 130km from Lilongwe; the capital city of Malawi. Chipata is a scenic town surrounded on all sides by hills, hence, its name meaning “gateway”.

Ideal for both leisure and business travellers Protea Hotel Chipata offers 40 bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, electronic door locks, electronic safes, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone as well as free wireless internet access.

The hotel offers a modern restaurant, Mulombe Restaurant, with an outside terrace area, overlooking the swimming pool and spacious gardens, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is a sports bar at the hotel, called Kumana Lounge, which is open from 10h00 until 22h00 daily.

Conference facilities are also available for up to 80 delegates in the two combined conference rooms namely Luangwa 1 and Luangwa 2. Other hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, free wireless internet access throughout the hotel and secure open parking.

Tourist attractions in Chipata include the Kanjala Hill and the Central Mosque. Located to the north-eastern part of the town, the Kanjala Hill offers panoramic and spectacular views of almost the entire town and region. The Central Mosque poses as the most marvellous building in the town. The structure reflects unique and exquisite art and architecture. This mosque is located along the Mosque Road.

Tourists can also take a tour of the South Luangwa National Park which is approximately three hours drive from Chipata. The national park has an abundance of exotic wildlife of the region and features a wildlife sanctuary where one can go for safaris, game viewing and bird watching. To mention a few of the rare African species, these comprise of Cookson’s Wildebeest, Puku, Thornicroft’s Giraffe, Antelope, Wild Dogs and Leopards. Among the other widely seen animals, Hippopotamus and Elephants are more common. This park forms a natural habitat to numerous species of birds.

 

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